Potassium with Kelp Iodine

Potassium with Kelp Iodine

Why Potassium?

Potassium is critical in the healthy functioning of the kidneys, the heart, the muscles and the nervous system.  Many consider it to be one of the most important minerals found in our bodies.  When in balance, it helps regulate blood pressure by regulating body fluids.  It also supports muscle and nerve functions.  Potassium’s most important role is its ability to help protect against stroke, cardiovascular disease, and the formation of kidney stones.

Potassium is actually an electrolyte that is highly reactive in water and produces positively charged ions.  This allows it to conduct electricity, which is important for many processes throughout the body.  Your body uses this internal electricity to manage nerve signals and muscle contractions.  Balance is the key!  Potassium is the main electrolyte that determines the amount of water inside the cells.  Sodium is the main electrolyte that determines the amount of water outside of the cells. This is why it is so important for body fluid management, which helps regulate blood pressure.

Healthy Hearts

As the American Heart Association recommends, foods that contain potassium can help manage blood pressure by reducing the negative impact of eating high sodium processed foods known to increase the risk of developing high blood pressure. This can lead to strokes and cardiovascular disease.  In healthy people, potassium, like that found in Zenesis Labs’ Potassium with Kelp Iodine, may lower this risk by helping the body remove excess sodium.  Potassium also aids blood pressure by relaxing the walls of the blood vessels.

Studies have shown that people who eat fruits and vegetables containing potassium may develop higher bone mineral density too.  This also helps maintain muscle mass in the elderly.  While low potassium levels may inhibit the kidneys’ ability to reabsorb calcium, which often results in the formation of kidney stones.  Good food sources for potassium include dried apricots, dried prunes, acorn squash, potato, kidney beans, lentils, bananas, orange juice, milk, coconut water, and salmon.

Too Little Potassium

A potassium deficiency (hypokalemia) can lead to high blood pressure, kidney stones, low calcium levels, and may cause confusion, constipation, fatigue, muscle weakness.  If the low potassium is extreme, it may cause high urine production, glucose intolerance, breathing problems, and heart rhythm irregularities.  A severe deficiency can be life threatening, so always consult a medical professional if you experience any symptoms.

Too Much Potassium

Excess potassium (hyperkalemia) can be harmful for people whose kidneys are unable to remove potassium.  People with hyperkalemia may not have any symptoms, but If symptoms appear, they are similar to those of hypokalemia, including heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Potassium interacts with many drugs, and people with kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, or heart disease may develop high potassium levels more easily.  It is recommended to consult a medical professional before taking potassium supplements.

How Iodine Helps!

A great source for potassium supplementation is found in Zenesis Labs’ Potassium with Kelp Iodine! Iodine is also an essential mineral found in some foods.  Most importantly, it helps the thyroid gland produce thyroid hormones, which in turn regulate body functions like the metabolism.

Iodine deficiency may cause hypothyroidism to occur, which is increasingly common today.  This occurs when the body does not produce enough thyroid hormones.  An enlargement of the gland in the neck, known as a goiter, may become visible.  For this reason, table salt was iodized, but iodized salt may not be enough for a healthy thyroid with today’s often stressful lifestyles and environments.

Iodine and the Thyroid

Thyroid hormones help the body produce energy.  When your body has inadequate iodine, the thyroid may become sluggish - so fatigue may be the first noticeable symptom.  Hypothyroidism slows down or prevents the metabolism of important nutrients being absorbed into the cells, which can result in weak muscles.  This also means the body breaks down fewer calories to produce energy and heat.  So low iodine levels may cause the body to burn fewer calories during rest - leading to weight gain, and/or the feeling of always being cold.

Perhaps most importantly, hypothyroidism can result in chronic heart problems.  Inadequate iodine levels can lead to an abnormally slow heart rate.  This causes general malaise or weakness, sometimes to the point of fainting.  This is why it is important to treat it at the earliest stages.

Low iodine and low thyroid levels often lead to dry, cracked skin, constipation, feeling cold, hair loss, irregular periods in women, and stunted growth in infants.  Pregnant women, infants, and people with heart conditions are more likely to experience iodine deficiency.

On the other hand, a high iodine level leads to a faster heartbeat.  High iodine intake can also cause thyroid gland inflammation and thyroid cancer.  Taking a very large dose of iodine (several grams) can cause burning of the mouth, fever, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weak pulse, and can lead to coma.  It is always recommended to see a healthcare professional before using iodine supplementation.

Natural Sources of Iodine

Foods rich in iodine include seaweed, cod, shrimp, eggs, dairy products, and prunes, but our fast paced lives with quick meals may not be provide enough.  So for safe supplementation, Zenesis Labs’ Potassium with Kelp Iodine provides a well-researched, healthy, balanced  combination of these key nutrients to help keep your metabolism, organs, and nervous system functioning optimally.  Increased energy, reduced leg cramps, balanced blood pressure, sounder sleep, and healthy thyroid function are just a few of the possible benefits.

Cautions and Warnings

Allergen Warning - Contains shellfish.

Do not exceed recommended dose.  Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.

These comments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

What Are Digestive Enzymes?

Digestive Enzymes play a key role in helping you break down the food you eat, so your body can absorb the nutrients locked into foods.  Your saliva and some of your organs, including your pancreas, gallbladder, and liver, actually produce some digestive enzymes. But just like other important nutrients, our modern diet, exercise, and sleep do not always allow our bodies to produce the amount of enzymes we need for optimal digestion.

Digestive enzymes help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and allow us to capture the nutrients in food that would otherwise go to waste.  Some digestive disorders prevent the body from making enough enzymes, such as lactose, gluten, egg and grain intolerances – which are becoming increasingly common.  If the small intestine does not have enough of the right enzymes after eating, it produces bacteria which causes uncomfortable symptoms like excessive gas, bloating and cramps. If ignored this can lead to malnutrition.

Supplemental digestive enzymes, like Zenesis Labs Digestive Enzymes, can aid your natural enzymes in helping your body break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Once foods are broken down enough, then the nutrients can be absorbed into your body through the wall of the small intestine and distributed through the bloodstream to all cells in your body.  This is why digestion is so important.  It affects your whole body!

Because Zenesis Labs Digestive Enzymes mimic your natural enzymes, they should be taken just before you eat.  That way they can do their work on your food as it hits your stomach and small intestine.  If you do not take them with food, they will not have much to work on.


The Three Main Types of Enzymes

Protease breaks down proteins into amino acids.  A shortage of protease can lead to allergies and toxicity in the intestines.

Lipase works with bile from the liver to help break down fats.  Without enough lipase the body may not absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K.

 Amylase breaks down carbohydrates into sugar molecules.  Insufficient amylase can lead to diarrhea.


Natural Sources of digestive enzymes include fruits, vegetables, and other foods like honey, apple cider vinegar and live yogurt.  Eating them can improve your digestion.  Raw honey contains amylase and protease.  Fermented foods like sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar and live bioactive yogurt produce some digestive enzymes during the fermentation process.  Avocados have the digestive enzyme lipase.

Mangos and bananas have amylase and papaya has a type of protease called papain.  Other foods containing some digestive enzymes include ginger, kefir, kiwi, and pineapples.


Cancer-Fighting Components

Digestive enzymes perform many different functions while they are breaking down food for energy – especially proteolytic enzymes which help break down and digest protein. These are also called peptidases, proteases, and papain as found in Zenesis Labs' Digestive Enzymes formula!  These important enzymes are produced by the pancreas and stomach and are considered essential for cell division, blood clotting, immune function and protein recycling.  Some animal studies have even shown that some proteolytic enzymes may help fight cancer, with bromelain inhibiting the growth of stomach and colon cancers.

The three main proteolytic enzymes produced naturally in your digestive system are pepsin, trypsin and chymotrypsin, which help break down dietary proteins like meat, eggs and fish into smaller nutrients called amino acids.  These amino acids can be more easily absorbed and digested by the body.

 Proteolytic enzymes can be found naturally in certain foods and in Zenesis Labs Digestive Enzymes. Natural food sources of proteolytic enzymes include papaya containing papain, and pineapple which has bromelain.


Who Needs Supplemental Digestive Enzymes?

 The simple answer is: almost everyone! People who experience stomachaches, diarrhea, gas, or other painful symptoms could use digestive enzyme help, but most people may avoid these uncomfortable symptoms by aiding their natural digestion with Zenesis Labs Digestive Enzymes, which include 18 enzymes that help digest fat, fiber, carbs, protein, lactose, and gluten including:

Protease 1

Protease 2







Alpha galactosidase

Beta glucanase










Why Zenesis Labs?

 What makes Zenesis Labs Digestive Enzymes stand out from the pack is our special formulation, which includes Aspergillopepsin to aid in digesting gluten!  In addition, lactase for lactose intolerance may reduce gas and bloating and cellulase, which is not found in the human body, helps capture the nutrients locked in fiber.  Zenesis Labs vegetable capsules fully support intestinal health and may help reduce gas and bloating too.


 And Zenesis Labs offers a 110% LIFETIME GUARANTEE, something you don’t see everyday.  If for any reason you are dissatisfied with their products at any time, you can receive a 100% refund of your purchase price, and they will donate a further 10% to charity.


Cautions & Warnings

 Allergen warning: The capsules may contain dairy, soy and wheat (from a fermentation process including dairy soy and wheat).

Suggested Use: 1 capsule taken 1 to 2 times a day at the beginning of each meal as a dietary supplement, or as directed by a health care professional.  Do not exceed six capsules daily.  Caution: Do not exceed the recommended dose.  Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. 

 The product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.

The statements presented herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Zenesis Labs’ Digestive Enzymes is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Keep reach out of reach of children.  Do not use if safely seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.

 Possible Side Effects:  The most common side effect of digestive enzymes is constipation, but may include nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.  If you have signs of an allergic reaction, contact your doctor immediately.


When to See a Doctor

 If you have any questions about your digestion, if you are experiencing frequent or persistent digestive problems, or have signs of EPI, (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: a condition in which the body does not have the right amount of pancreatic enzymes to properly break down food), see your doctor as soon as possible.  You may not be getting all the nutrients you need to maintain good health.  If you need digestive enzyme replacement, you can discuss the pros and cons of prescription versus over-the-counter products with your health care professional.  Certain medications can interfere with digestive enzymes, so it is important to tell your doctor about any medications and other supplements you are taking.


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